We are pleased to announce the addition of workshops on Wednesday during General Conference. These workshops will take place on Wednesday, September 26 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
These workshops will take place during the business session and the ministers’ wives breakfast and are designed for non-licensed attendees. We encourage pastors to send members from their churches that would benefits from these topics.
This year we will have three topics: (detailed schedule below)
- Church Security: Tactics and solutions; Legal and insurance considerations
- Church Software: Mobile/online giving, guest retention, and growth solutions
- Teacher Training: Christ like teaching methods and curriculum development strategies
These sessions are free to attend, but you must secure your seat, please click here.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Church Security – Room M103
Steve Padin, Nathan Brown
10:00 am – Noon Session One
Church Security and the Watchman’s Role (Steve Padin)
If we believe Matthew 24, the fact that American houses of worship have seen an explosive rise in deadly violence should not surprise us. Is there biblical basis for us to take action and do what we must to protect those who gather? Do we have to go outside the church body to do this? This session will answer those and other questions as we work to keep our sanctuaries a place of sanctuary.
Noon – 1:00 pm Session Two
Church Insurance (Nathan Brown)
Insurance is so much more than just a “necessary evil. This session covers pastoral counseling liability, sexual misconduct and molestation, crisis management response, replacement cost vs actual cash value, cyber liability and data breach, background checks, active shooter response, and much more. Not all church insurance policies are created equal! Are your facilities and congregation appropriately protected in this day and age? Come find out.
Teacher Training – Room M100
Jean Bland, Ed.D.
10:00 am – 11:10 am Session One
Knocking Me off My High Horse: What God Did and Did Not Call Me to Do This session’s objective is to assist Christian educators in weeding out all that the world insists is our responsibility as educators (even church educators) and provides simple guidelines to make us teachers in the mold of the Master Teacher. (Aimed at Christian educators specifically)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Session Two
Bright Tykes Big City: Making the Curriculum Fit
This session’s objective is to address the oft-repeated concern “This curriculum is written to large, city churches!” Teachers will be provided concepts that will help them tailor their lessons for their students. Special attention will be paid to those who have multiple age groups within one class.
Church Software – Room M104
10:00 am – 10:50 am Session One
Church Management Software and Growth
How can the right church management software help you grow? There are lots of options and it’s confusing to choose. Increase your understanding of what is important and what you need to avoid. Get a first-hand look at how easy it can be to manage records, giving, groups, events, assimilation, accounting, and more with the right whole-church software.
11:05 am – 11:55 am Session Two
Where are the critical places you need to improve communication and connections? We’ll show you how a whole-church approach involving the pastor, staff, and congregation can dramatically improve your ministry from volunteering and giving more, reaching out to new people, and engaging with each other more than ever.
12:10 pm – 1:00 pm Session Three
What do you need to do to increase contributions and grow giving? A successful church must have sound stewardship practices in place. Come see what a responsible, generous church looks like when everyone is connected, organized in groups, and moving forward in giving.